...Panorama Leicester Square. View of the Polar Regions.[Numbered list below images:] Summer. 1. Remarkable appearance of the sky. 2. Enormous Iceberg. 3. "Investigator." 4. Crow's Nest. 5. Stupendous Glacier. 6. Tops of land seen through the glacier. 7. Beat Hunting. 8. Singular Iceberg. 9. Captain Ross. 10. "Enterprise." 11. Boats preparing to tow the vessels. Winter. 1. North East Cape. 2. ... 3. "Investigator." 4. Snow Wall. 5. Beacon erected on North East Cape. 6. … 7. House and Beacon on Whaler Point to the right of which is seen a remarkable floating Iceberg. 7a. Aurora Borealis. 9. "Enterprise." 10. Carrying Provisions to Whaler Point. 11. Observatory.
Scarce Printed letterpress and engraving. 255 x 427mm. 10 x 16¾". Trimmed and cut along top and bottom and right-hand edge with some loss of text.
The key to a panorama exhibited at 'The Panorama' in Leicester Square. In 1850 Robert Burford published a 'Description of summer and winter views of the polar regions, as seen during the expedition of Capt James Clark Ross, Kt., FRS in 1848–9'. Sir James Clark Ross (1800-1862) was a British naval officer and explorer who explored the Arctic with his uncle Sir John Ross and Sir William Parry, and later led his own expedition to Antarctica. This particular sheet illustrates the crew and exploration team in 1848, when Sir James Clark Ross was elected to the Royal Society, and when he made his last expedition, as captain of the HMS Enterprise, accompanied by HMS Investigator, in the first expedition search of Sir John Franklin. HMS Investigator is possible the ship recently found in the Canadian Artic.
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